Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Stress and Strain Concentration by the Combination of Body Force Method and Finite Element Method

  • Yukitaka Murakami
  • Yukihiko Uchiyama
Conference paper


A numerical method based on the combination of the body force method (BFM) and the finite element method (FEM) is developed for the elasto-plastic analysis of the problems in which the plastic regions are small in comparison with other elastic regions.

The usefulness of the method is demonstrated by the analysis of stress-strain concentration at a circular or an elliptical hole in an infinite plate. The accuracy of Neuber’s rule is discussed on the basis of the numerical results.


Finite Element Method Plastic Zone Line Element Resultant Force Stress Concentration Factor 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukitaka Murakami
    • 1
  • Yukihiko Uchiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics & Strength of SolidsKyushu UniversityFukuoka, 812Japan

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